• Not forever does the bulbul sing In balmy shades of bowers, Not forever lasts the spring Nor ever blossom the flowers. Not forever reigneth joy, Sets the sun on days of bliss, Friendships not forever last, They know not life, who know not this.

    Khushwant Singh, Nandini Mehta (1993). “Not a nice man to know: the best of Khushwant Singh”